The Wild Will Face The St. Louis Blues In Next Year's Winter Classic

The Minnesota Wild will host the St. Louis Blues in the 2021 NHL Winter Classic at Target Field.

The announcement was made in the first intermission of Sunday's game between the Wild and the Blues at Xcel Energy Center. A video featuring Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau playing hockey at Target Field was shown nationally on NBCSN and on the Xcel Energy Center video board.

The Blues hosted the 2017 Winter Classic at Busch Stadium in which they beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1. The Wild also hosted beat the Blackhawks in an outdoor game--an NHL Stadium Series battle at TCF Bank Stadium in 2016.